Can Laser Hair Removal Get Rid of My Facial Hair?
Many people suffer from unwanted facial hair. However, many are reluctant to seek a solution outside of waxing, plucking, threading, razors, and hair removal creams. Unfortunately, the results achieved using these home remedies generally only last a few weeks. They also cause hair to grow back coarser and can cause the skin to become inflamed and irritated.
Over time, the amount of time and money a person spends using one of these hair removal methods far exceeds the time and costs associated with laser hair removal. Fortunately, our doctors at Horizon Medical Center in Schaumburg, IL offer laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair on the face and other areas of the body.
Laser facial hair removal is considered a semi-permanent procedure, and desired results can be achieved in as few as 4 – 5 weeks.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by targeting and destroying hair follicles using a highly focused laser. One of the most significant advantages of laser therapy is that it not only removes unwanted hair but also prevents the hair from growing back. However, most patients require 4 – 6 sessions to remove hair on various areas on the face.
Pain associated with laser hair removal is minimal and is often described as the feeling of being snapped by a rubber band. Most patients find the discomfort from laser hair removal relatively mild compared to pain associated with waxing, threading, or removing hair with tweezers. Nonetheless, as part of the process, numbing cream is applied to treatment areas beforehand to decrease the degree of discomfort.
Our doctors can perform laser hair removal on the entire face or each of these individual areas:
What to expect during treatment
For optimal results, a series of 3 – 5 treatment sessions are recommended over 3 – 4 weeks. Laser hair removal sessions are performed in one of our private treatment rooms inside Horizon Medical Center in Schaumburg, IL. The entire procedure generally takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
Before your treatment, one of our doctors will apply a numbing cream to reduce any discomfort you may experience. Some patients may experience redness and slight swelling, but ice can help reduce any swelling and irritation after treatment. Finally, there is no downtime following laser hair removal. Therefore, most patients can resume normal activities almost immediately after.
Is facial laser hair removal permanent?
Facial laser hair removal is considered semi-permanent because not all hair follicles respond to the laser treatment. However, results can last for quite a long time. Though results vary among patients, many report results lasting several months to several years. And, when hair does begin to grow back, the hair typically grows back much finer, making it a lot less noticeable and much easier to manage.
Get laser hair removal treatment in Schaumburg, IL
Do you suffer from unsightly facial hair and are tired of the routine waxing, plucking, and shaving? Our team of experienced doctors can remove unwanted hair on the face with laser hair removal. Results are long-lasting and will leave your skin soft, smooth, and virtually hair-free.
Contact Horizon Medical Center in Schaumburg, IL today and take the first step toward boosting your confidence by getting rid of unsightly facial hair.